Monday, 23 May 2016
A sketchy ..
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and your week has started well. I have a card to share with you today and here it is …
An A6 nice and flat too
Lots of yummy detail and texture = happy me!
I played around with my Maimeri Glossy Gel and got some lovely texture
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
AAA Cards Challenge #65 Happy 2nd Birthday WishesTo the lovely & mega talented Design Team @ AAA Cards Challenge
Allsorts Challenge #364 Happy 7th Birthday Wishes
To the lovely & mega talented Design Team @ Allsorts Challenge
Country View Crafts Challenge Stencil
Happy Little Stamper’s Mixed Media Challenge
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Terrible Teenagers: I think they’d be okay with my card
#36 sketch or clean & simple: I chose CAS.
This card is for a box of cards I am gifting to a family member
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #294 Embossing: wet or dry: most definitely wet
I made this card especially for several challenges but I have to admit that part of the reason for making it was the fact that I love playing and stamping with my balloon stamps too, lol.
I’ve also been experimenting too, as per usual, with my mixed media supplies. The strip down the border and the balloons were coloured with my Spectrum Beautifully Grunge AquaTints, I am obsessed with the lime green at the moment, it happens every year: the coming of spring means my colour choice brightens. So I coloured an A5 piece of white card with the lime green AquaTints and left to dry. Once it was dry used Washi tap to attach the stencil and applied my own texture paste, removed the stencil and threw gold UTEE over the top and left to dry. The next day I heated the UTEE and achieved the lovely bubbly texture. Because the stencil is 5” x 7” there was some green coloured card left so I stamped and embossed my balloons onto that and then painted the glossy gel to see if the texture would be touch-able/feel-able as well as visible: yep it is!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Stamplorations Stamps:
Artsy Impressions Banners & Balloons stamp set
Stencil: Stamplorations Stamps: Gridlocked stencil
Miscellaneous Tools: paintbrushes; heat tool; pipettes; palette knife; water cup
Card Paper: Sheena Douglass A4 White Stamping Card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge set
Gold UTEE #
Gold detail EP #*
Collall all purpose glue; Washi tape
Maimeri Glossy Gel
VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase: # min. 9 years old; #* 3 years min